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Gigabyte HD6870 or 6850?

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Hey all. I've found both the Gigabyte 6870/6850 at $239 and $179.

I'm wanting to max out a few games, but mostly plan on video editing with my rig.
Crysis, Far Cry 2, Bio Shock 2, Fall Out 3, Doom3(oldie but goodie) and possibly a few other games are what I'd like to see maxed out(with as much AA as possible) in 1920/1080. Is there really much of a difference in these two cards for the price difference?

The two in particular I'm going with don't have the huge boxy housing, which on my board would block access to some of my SATA ports..and the 2 that I've found shouldn't be a problem.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

OH, and do the fans on these kinds of cards blow air onto the circuitry, or blow the heat off?
Edited by matt1898 - 1/7/11 at 6:16pm
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I would get the cheapest one and just overclock it.
To get more bang for your buck.
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in a test i saw using the 6870/6850 using an i7 950 the maximum frame rate on crysis @1900x1200 the 6870 was 100 and the 6850 was 80. be it on gamer mode however still shows the 6870 is better and on mafia II @1900x1200 the max with the 6870 was roughly 70-75 and the 6850 was 55-60
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Well 6870 is a better card and the price is really good. I recommend to get it! I'm loving mine.
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If you're into overclocking, the 6850 can easily hit 6870 performance. The 6870 doesn't have much headroom to overclock. Both are good cards for the price.
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Get the cheapest 6850 you can find then OC it. It'll reach near/match the performance of a stock 6870.
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